X-Ray: Indian Head

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Scenic views are fantastic but I love knowing what I’m looking at — it makes the whole view better. Hopefully, these images will enrich your experience of this amazing scenic view from Indian Head.

Here’s a breakdown of the images I’ve posted in Sunset Hike Indian Head in the Fall.

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Labeled view from Indian Head

People sometimes think this view is of Plattekill. But it’s not. The summit of Indian Head’s chin is higher than Plattekill’s summit, and much closer, so it obscures the mountain behind it.

Below you can see the lines of sight from the ledge where the photograph was taken.

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Lines of sight from Indian Head

Alternate View

This alternate view shows a little more to the left of the knoll/chin. In the distance, you can see the southern Taconics. But right behind the knoll you can also see Plattekill’s northern flank sloping down to Platte Clove.

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Labeled view from Indian Head

Below you can see the lines of sight…

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Lines of sight from Indian Head

More of This?

I have a selection of these kinds of scenic views in my photo library. If you like ’em, let me know in the comments below and I’ll make more!

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